Get Juiced With These Warm Weather Beverages In SF
When was the last time you woke up and had time to make a well-balanced breakfast nutritious enough to provide your body with enough energy to last until lunchtime?
Most of us can barely roll out of bed, let alone have time to make a breakfast that includes the nutrients necessary for a sensible diet. Lets face it, living in a busy city can take a toll on our mental and physical health, thus creating a stressful environment for our mind and bodies to strive in. We are constantly on the go, focusing on work and school, but forgetting that health is the most important aspect in our hectic lives.
Fortunately, we have found a suitable solution that will give you that extra boost needed to survive a San Francisco work week.
San Francisco is well equipped with fresh and local juice shops, varying from different flavors and prices to fit your exact needs.
Juice Shop can be found in various locations throughout the city. Their philosophy revolves around the belief that food can transform your life. They support local organic farms and source only 100% organic, non-GMO ingredients. This is great news for those of us who are picky about what’s in our drinks. Juice Shop offers 16oz bottles of unbelievably yummy juices, fan favorites being the Pineapple Pear Chia, Beta Beet, Maca Malt and Apple Lemon Ginger. However, they also carry smaller bottles of Elixirs, which are powerful shots of immunity and energy increase. Taking one of these each day helps ensure that we are on the right track of being the fully functional adults we want people to think we are. // 432 Octavia St, Hayes Valley, juiceshop.com
Joe & The Juice
Joe & The Juice is another incredible location that serves all kinds of pick me up juices, shakes, and shots. The most popular morning drinks here are the handcrafted shots that come as Electro Shot (fennel, apple), Beta Shot (broccoli, apple), Ignition Shot (beetroot, apple) and Ginger Shot (ginger, apple). As for the juices, Hangover Heaven (apple, elderflower and mint) is a Saturday morning favorite that works wonders after a long night out. For all of you coffee lovers, Joe’s offers a Coffee Shake, which is infused with espresso shot and vanilla milk. This delicious shake is exactly what Beyoncè would be if she was a cup of coffee. You can also skip the wait and order these delicious drinks straight through your phone by downloading the JOE app. // 525 Market Street, FiDi, joejuice.com
Happy Moose Juice
Happy Moose Juice is crafted with love and care, exactly how juice should be. But seriously, these guys are the bomb! Not only do they produce fresh, raw cold pressed juice, but also carry it in glass bottles. San Francisco natives love things in glass bottles, yes, but this ensures optimal taste, quality and freshness. The neatest thing about Happy Moon Juice is that they use nut milk instead of real milk in their drinks, so all you vegans out there are safe to try the Moon Milk drink, which includes raw hemp hearts, coconut water, blue green algae, vanilla bean, sea salt and chia seeds, all concocted for a tasty afternoon sip. If you’re looking for a more composed and cleansing juice, try the Pacific Sunrise, which includes nothing but grapefruit, red apple and fennel. For those extremely busy or (lazy) individuals, you can order online and have the juice delivered right to your doorstep. How awesome is that?! Also, don’t forget to recycle your glass bottles. // 842 Valencia St, Mission, happymoosejuice.com
Dolores Park is great for hot summer days, but if you’re looking for refreshments near the park look no further than BebeBar. This hidden gem holds a beautiful authentic juice bar full of Brazilian inspired blends and smoothies. Fan favorites include the Flavio, which is a combination of celery, spinach, apple and ginger. If you’re looking for a spicy kick for your taste buds try the Ambar, which contains red bell pepper, English cucumber, carrot, and cayenne. Don’t forget to ask about the freshly made juice shots, they are just as delicious as they are nutritious! // 3809 18th St, Castro, bebebar.com